Filed Under (LG Android Phones, LG Optimus Series, LG Phone Problem and Solution) by lg-phones on 24-11-2013

For new MetroPCS LG Optimus F6 Android owners, rooting is an intimidating process, especially since there has few way to gain root access. I’ve previously covered a way of doing it for the T-Mobile version of the LG Optimus F6 that has the V10B firmware on it. Definitely not a hard task for a first-time rooter.

Today, thanks to the crafty developers at Kingo App, root can be attained with just one click now, and working for the MetroPCS version of the LG Optimus F6, but I haven’t try it on my phone for now.

You’ll need to have the following components ready:

  • A MetroPCS LG Optimus F6
  • Micro USB cable
  • A Windows PC

You’ll need to have the software:

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download and install Kingo Android Root
  2. Enable USB debugging mode on your phone (Tap Settings, Developer Options, then tick the box for "USB debugging.").
  3. Run Android Root on your PC, connect your phone to your computer with the micro-USB cable. Kingo Root will detect it and start installing the device’s drivers (if necessary). Keep an eye on your phone for an "Allow USB debugging?" alert. Make sure to choose OK.
  4. Click the orange ROOT button when you’re ready. This step may take a few minutes, and once it’s successful. Click the Finish button and reboot your LG Optimus F6.

How to check:

  1. Download the Root Checker app from Google Play, which verifies whether your device has root or not.
  2. Open up the app then tap on the Verify Root Access button. A Superuser request should pop up, so select Grant.
  3. You’ll now see the words that every softModder wants to see on their Android phone: "Congratulations! This device has root access!"

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ronnie on 17 January, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

IT work for the LG F6 and the OPTIMUS L9 MSG769 which was root proof but it did it.
thanks brother :)

Ray on 25 January, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

thanks a lot u best

jazmin on 11 February, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

it wont recognize my device even after i allow usb debugging :( help

Wolfprowl on 26 February, 2014 at 1:02 am #

Dude tried several different ways ,none worked. tried yours worked the first time thank you brother.

Stacy on 14 March, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

Thanks, it worked terrific on my Metro LG F6. No Problems!!!

Mimi on 20 March, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

It wont let me do anything I dont know what I may be doing wrong as I am following directions

GiantWaffle on 24 March, 2014 at 11:25 am #

Thank you, but before I try to use it, you didn’t (no criticism intended) mention a Custom Recovery. Does it put one on there? Or is that a separate step? If separate, do you know where I can get it (where you got yours, which devs (CWM, or TWRP) and what version of it are you using? Or did you just go and get CWM/Goo in Google Play and do it that way (and which one)?

Also, how much free space is needed? This phone is only a 4GB, with less than 1 GB free by the time they’re done (LG) with it. I could probably up it to 2 GB, but that’s about it and I didn’t know if they were all that way.

One last thing, please; Is a specific version of Android required, like JB (which one), et al?


GiantWaffle on 24 March, 2014 at 11:50 am #

Btw, does anyone remember how to get the two batteries (Tab & KB) to display in the Status Bar (or whatever it is at the very top there) as two separate icons? I know that I did it a long time ago on my TF700T, but I can’t remember how. Also, I’m pretty sure that I read somewhere, where somebody did it on the TF701T (w/Factory ROM), but I cannot find it again. Does anyone please know? Thanks!!! :)

Devlinknot on 28 March, 2014 at 9:27 am #

It worked perfectly fine on mine thanks a lot man and for all those who don’t seem to get it to work try to restart your computer after installing the Kingo Android root app and put your phone usb setting to charging instead of media transfer etc

Kiran on 30 March, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

Great instructions!! Worked like a charm to root my Metro PCS LG Optimus F6. While I love Metro PCS service and F6, the limited internal storage had become a nuisance. Just got done freeing up some internal space using Kingo and Link2SD and am looking fwd to better overall experience with the phone.

GiantWaffle on 1 April, 2014 at 9:46 am #

OK, for anyone who is having trouble getting this to work, I have the solution!

First of all, for the connection mode in your phone’s settings, use “Charging Only”. Don’t ask me why. It works.

Anyway, if the program doesn’t detect your device, it’s because the proper driver isn’t installed.

So when it fails to connect, unplug your phone from your PC/Laptop and close the program out.

Then go to this link and it will auto-download the driver to you, which will work in XP/Vista/7 (32 & 64 bit):

Once that’s installed, disable any and all anti-virus and anti-spy/malware programs and the Windows Firewall (or whatever you’re using).

Then plug your phone in again (best advice is not to use a USB 3 port and use a USB 2 instead).

It should detect it, but whatever message you get, after you wait about 10 seconds, then run the Kingo program again and it should detect your phone just fine!

I do have one question for anyone else that can answer it. I was Rooted fine, but does this program install a recovery?

If so, what is the button combo to get to it with this LG? Like PWR+VOL-DOWN or something?

If not, anyone know how I can get one on it?

Anyway, I hope this helps! Everything else in this cool original post should be followed to the letter!

Colin Sizelove on 4 April, 2014 at 1:14 am #

Im totally new to rooting but do i need a micro usb bcuz i thought the usb cable that came with the charger might work but im not sure.

Thasnain on 4 April, 2014 at 5:25 am #

I tried to root the metro pcs based LG optimus LGS690 phone. Initially the the kingo rooter notified I need some drivers installed. I installed the drivers using the LG software. Setup usb debug mode and connected to the PC.
But the Kingo is not even seeing the device any more. Says no phone connected.
The metro pc service has been closed. I just wanted to try rooting on a phone that was a ginea pig.
Do I need to have the service running?

GiantWaffle on 6 April, 2014 at 10:57 am #

Did you read my post above?

Also, where I say to leave it in Charging Only Mode, that’s wrong! Sorry! Put it in MTP Mode.

Blarg on 14 April, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

Newest metro pcs/android update screwed up the rooting process and both kingo and saferoot no longer root the phone. I should have never updated the phone.

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